The Essex Boys is a thriller in the style of Payback, wherein we are encouraged to root for the bad guy -- or at least feel a little pathos for the bad guy's driver, poor Billy (Charlie Creed-Miles). When Jason (Sean Bean) gets out of jail after doing time for his mates, he decides to get a little revenge on those who figured he could run things without him. What follows is a rather wandering ride through the streets of Essex (yes, that's a city in the U.K.), with plenty of nudity courtesy of E.R. starlet Alex Kingston to break up the monotony of gun- and fistfights. It's interesting enough to watch even if you can't make sense of it.
Haven't had enough? Check out the film's website and play the Essex Boys Flash game, where you too can learn to be rowdy!
Um, not a boy.
Run time: 87 mins
In Theaters: Saturday 1st March 2014
Production compaines: Granada Film Productions
Contactmusic.com: 2 / 5
IMDB: 3.7 / 10
Director: Terry Winsor
Producer: Jeff Pope
Starring: Sean Bean as Jason Locke, Tom Wilkinson as John Dyke, Alex Kingston as Lisa Locke, Billy Murray as Perry Elley, Charlie Creed-Miles as Billy Reynolds, Gareth Milne as Chippy, Amelia Lowdell as Nicole, Larry Lamb as Peter Chase, Michael McKell as Wayne Lovell, Holly Davidson as Suzy Welch, Terence Rigby as Henry Hobbs, George Jackos as Kiri Christos, Sally Hurst as Beverley, Louise Landon as Jemma, Gary Love as Detective, Michael Andrew as Boy #3 (uncredited), Philip Howard as Andrew - Blondes Nightclub in Southend (uncredited)